Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.



Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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The saddest of all tragedies - the wasted life.

As far as the name goes, we may almist say that the great majority of mankind are agreed about this; for both the multitude and the persons of refinement speak of it as happiness, and conceive 'the good life' or 'doing well' to be the same thing as 'being happy.

Verbally there is very general agreement; for both the general run of men and people of superior refinement say that it is happiness, and identify living well and doing well with being happy; but with regard to what happiness is they differ, and the many do not give the same account as the wise.

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.

Now we say that (a) the continuous is one or that (b) the indivisible is one, or (c) things are said to be ‘one', when their essence is one and the same, as ‘liquor' and ‘drink'. If (a) their One is one in the sense of continuous, it is many, (10) for the continuous is divisible ad infinitum.

Comedy has had no history, because it was not at first treated seriously.

There seems to be in us a sort of affinity to musical modes and rhythms, which makes some philosophers say that the soul is a tuning, others, that it possesses tuning.

It is likely that unlikely things should happen.

For the activity of the mind is life.

Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.

Nature does nothing in vain. Therefore, it is imperative for persons to act in accordance with their nature and develop their latent talents, in order to be content and complete.

Choice, not chance, determines your destiny.

He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.